Final installment of WTO from Thursday Photosgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is the last set of photos I took in Seattle on Thursday, P.M.
The boarded storefronts reminded me of a "hurricane-warned" city Please note that we take our no parking seriously. Please note that these are unarmed N.G.
-- Same as B4 (NWphotog@Foxcomm.net), December 05, 1999
-- loop (email@example.com), December 05, 1999.
Once again, your pics are remarkable. I find myself admiring their composition, even while reminding myself of what they represent. Wonderful job! Knowing that Seattle-lites take their Starbucks as seriously as breath itself, I imagine that boarded up Starbucks store was more frightening than N.G. troops patrolling no parking zones
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), December 05, 1999.
Nothing like showing selected photo's to make people see just one side.
A delegate is mauled by protesters at Seventh and Union in downtown Seattle as they try to prevent the man's access to the organization's inaugural session. (November 30, 1999) Before the conference bagan. So much for peaceful protesters.
Security guards inspect a bank window broken during the demonstrations.
A demonstrator proclaims victory after the crowd set fire to two Dumpsters full of cardboard at the corner of Fourth and University. (November 30, 1999)
Chere Madill, 18, has lived on the streets since she recently. She said protestors of the WTO stole her blankets and said really affected her since they were protesting on the streets where she lived. (December 03, 1999)
The protesters taking over Seattle's streets are unwelcome visitors invading Chere Madill's home. Madill, a slight, 18-year-old hidden beneath her sweat shirt hood, is homeless. The last few days, she's been caught repeatedly in the crossfire between police and demonstrators, knocked down and blinded by tear gas as she's tried in vain to find a quiet place to spend a few hours. Shelters have been impossible to get to because of bus service disruptions, hot meals unattainable because soup kitchens were closed. "Protesters got in the way of everything," said Madill. "I hate it. I can't wait until it's over." Yesterday she found a moment of peace crouched in front of Dan and Rey's Market on Third Avenue, a garbage sack of her belongings on the sidewalk next to her. As she licked the filling of her ice cream sandwich, Madill contemplated the craziness that has engulfed her world. She knows some of the protesters have been enjoying the rallies and marches and mayhem, but "I bet those people have places to sleep." Without the shelters, Madill has had to search at night for a safe nook or cranny on the street to tuck herself into. The final insult of the WTO protests came when demonstrators scattered her stash of blankets, leaving her without bedding on a chilly December night. During Wednesday's demonstrations, Madill found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time and was nearly arrested with a group of protesters. But she knew the officer and got out of the situation, though she wasn't sure that was the best choice. "I almost wanted him to arrest me so I could sleep in jail and be warm and get three hot meals."
-- Cherri (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 1999.
Spooky, not that I'm an Art Bell fan, but anyone remember that link to photos where the firemen reported that the flames had faces?
-- Hokie (email@example.com), December 05, 1999.